C O M P A P P I I 005

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C O M P A P P I I 005

  1. 1. DTP Desktop Publishing
  2. 2. . . . .the combining of text and graphics to design a visually appealing page layout for production of a publication using a computer system. DTP
  3. 3. <ul><li>Computer System </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Preferably 300Mhz CPU or above </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3.5 Gigabytes of Hard disk space </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Video Card of 4 Megabytes RAM </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Graphical User Interface (GUI) of 48 to 64 Megabytes of Memory </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>17” monitor with 24 Bit color </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Postscript Laser Printer </li></ul><ul><li>Flat Bed Scanner & Digital Camera </li></ul>Hardware
  4. 4. Adobe PageMaker Corel Ventura QuarkXPress MacPublisher Microsoft Publisher Print Shop PrintMaster Tumbleweed Publishing Essentials American Greetings CreataCard Plus Software
  5. 5. Letterheads Posters Flyers/Brochures Pamphlets Newsletters Forms Advertisements Visuals Proposals Handouts Manuals Applications
  6. 6. Reporters Politicians Authors Advertisers Managers Graphic Artists Educators Careers
  7. 7. Traditional Publishing Cycle Desktop Publishing Cycle <ul><li>Design and sketch a page layout </li></ul><ul><li>Writer writes text </li></ul><ul><li>Typesetter sets the copy in software </li></ul><ul><li>Typesetter produces page layout </li></ul><ul><li>Editor proofreads </li></ul><ul><li>Typesetter makes corrections </li></ul><ul><li>Photographer or artist prepares and sets photos </li></ul><ul><li>Typesetter makes any corrections </li></ul><ul><li>Editor proofs </li></ul><ul><li>Document goes to print </li></ul><ul><li>Design and sketch a page layout with graphics or art work </li></ul><ul><li>Writer writes text </li></ul><ul><li>Insert text into page layout </li></ul><ul><li>Proofread </li></ul><ul><li>Make corrections </li></ul><ul><li>Document goes to print </li></ul>Publishing Cycle
  8. 9. Reducing the cost of quality publications Producing in-house publications Maintaining control of in-house information Reducing the role of the graphic artist, paste-up artist, and typesetter Advantages
  9. 10. Consumes time to learn and use Causes anxiety and frustration For First Time Users Disadvantages
  10. 11. For More Information VISIT Entrepreneur Magazine www.entrepreneurmag.com/resource/tooklit/desktop.hts DTP

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